Joëlle Morton is a widely sought performer and teacher in North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil, specializing in a variety of period instruments, including Renaissance and Baroque violas da gamba, violone and double bass. She is artistic director for the Scaramella concert series in Toronto, where in addition to numerous other freelance performing affiliations, she teaches viola da gamba at the University of Toronto, and is the official curator for the Hart House collection of antique viols. Joëlle is also much in demand as a musicologist and clinician, presenting lecture/demos on the history and development of string instruments. She is the author of a number of scholarly articles and she has published editions of music for viola da gamba. Her website (www.greatbassviol.com) serves as an important international resource to those interested in researching large bowed bass instruments.